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lead(Introduction), noun connection, foreword, opening, preamble, preface, prelude, prologue, prompt
lead(Predominant), noun clue, direction, example, generalship, guidance, headline, indication, influence, leading role, leadership, precedence, precedent, primacy, priority, protagonist, sign
leadverb assume mastery over, coax, command, conduct, control, direct, dominate, drive, gain ascendancy, govern, guide, handle, head, hold the reins, influence, introduce, manage, manipulate, marshal, motivate, officiate, originate, oversee, persuade, pilot, pioneer, predominate, preside, prevail upon, prompt, rule, run, show the way, steer, superintend
Associated concepts: leading questions, leading the witness
See also: advantage, clue, coax, command, conduct, control, direct, dominate, edge, generalship, govern, guidance, influence, initiate, manage, manipulate, marshal, moderate, motivate, officiate, operate, originate, oversee, persuade, pioneer, plurality, preamble, precede, predominance, predominate, prescribe, preside, prevail, prevail upon, primacy, prior, prompt, protagonist, redound, regulate, show, suggestion, superintend, supervise, tip